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The Coldwater Mill 1833

The Coldwater Mill 1833

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

The Coldwater Mill 1833

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

The Coldwater Mill 1833

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The Township of Severn
In Coldwater, on Mill Street just west of Coldwater Road
1 block south of Sturgeon Bay Road


Coordinates: N 44 42.477 W 79 38.659

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Plaque Text

In 1830 Indians of the surrounding region were gathered on a reserve along a newly opened road connecting The Narrows (Orillia) and Coldwater. The superintendent, Capt. Thomas Gummersal Anderson and a band of of Ojibwa under Chief Aisance, settled in Coldwater. Land-hungry settlers influenced the government to move the Indians to Rama and Beausoleil Island 1838-39. This grist-mill, financed with Indian funds, was constructed by Stephen Chapman, Jacob Gill and others in 1833. The mill was sold to George Copeland in 1849 and has been in operation for over 125 years.

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